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No One’s Really Sure Why the U.S. National Security Adviser Accused Zimbabwe of Stoking Unrest in the Ongoing Protests

Journalists and foreign policy analysts are scratching their heads as to why U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien lumped together Zimbabwe with China as "foreign adversaries" who are using social media to stoke unrest and "sow discord" amid the ongoing protests across the United States.

Chinese Officials Are Apparently Embracing #BlackLivesMatter

After the past two months of anti-Chinese rage on African social media that came in response to the highly visible poor treatment of Africans in Guangzhou back in April, there's a certain irony to the Chinese government's embrace of the popular U.S. call to action "Black Lives ...

Just a Month Ago China Was Blamed for Anti-Black Discrimination, Now Beijing Rallies Behind Africa to Protest Against Racism in the U.S.

The Chinese government is steadily escalating its criticism of the United States over the ongoing protests against police brutality that are now taking place in dozens of cities across the U.S. While Chinese diplomats and embassies in Africa 

While Kenyan Parents Worry About Their Kids’ Schooling During Lockdown, the Country’s Education Head Thinks This is a Good Time Talk About Everyone Learning Chinese

The topic of Mandarin language instruction is extremely sensitive in Kenya even during good times, so you can imagine the reaction that Education Chief Secretary George Magoha received this weekend when he hinted that Chinese language education would be included in the country's national curriculum known as ...

Ramaphosa: China to Increase PPE Shipments to Africa and Deploy New Centralized Distribution Hub

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that all African countries will be able to procure COVID-19 medical supplies shipped from China through a new central gateway. “What we are now doing, is to set up a procurement platform, which we are going to launch next week, ...

Global Times Just Comes Out and Says It: Africa Should Abandon Democracy and Follow China’s Development Model Instead

Over the years, China has actively promoted its party-led governance model in Africa over more pluralistic forms of government common in the U.S. and Europe. But, for the most part, they've kept that message pretty low key so as not to come off as trying to overtly ...

Q&A: The U.S.-China Narrative Battle in Africa Over Anti-Black Discrimination

The ongoing violent unrest in dozens of U.S. cities to protest police brutality against African Americans is now emerging as a key theme in the U.S.-China narrative battle in Africa. China's state-run media outlets along with its diplomatic social media channels in Africa are publishing a steady ...

Tweet of the Day: Kenyan Economist David Ndii Highlights One of the Most Important Challenges in the Current China-Africa Relationship

Popular Kenyan economist David Ndii gave voice today to a widely-held perception among large swathes of African civil society that Chinese interests are much more aligned with the continent's governing elites than with those of everyday people.  This hasn't been helped, ...

COVID-19: How Can China Help African Countries Have a Stake in the Race for a Vaccine?

Six months after the emergence of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, the global effort to develop appropriate vaccines and treatments is continuing at a pace. The WHO report that there are now 125 candidate vaccines in development, including 10 in clinical evaluation. In recent weeks, there has ...

2+ Months Into the COVID-19 Economic Crisis in Africa and Still No Word on Debt Relief

It's been more than two months since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned in a letter to G20 leaders that African countries face an "existential threat" from the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. Since ...
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